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Siemens eHighway

Siemens eHighway Runs for SoCal Ports

November 17, 2017 in CNG, Electric Drive, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

One-Mile Demo Line with Three Heavy Trucks in Carson,
TransPower and Volvo-Mack for the Electric-Drive Vehicles

A diesel-hybrid truck by developed Volvo-Mack, and a battery-electric truck and CNG-fueled hybrid-electric truck developed by TransPower are taking part in the Siemens-led, SCAQMD-backed eHighway project.

A long-discussed idea to use overhead catenary lines to power trucks exiting Southern California’s big ports is moving closer to fruition: Siemens reports that America’s first “eHighway” demonstration is running, with three different heavy duty, electric-drive trucks “hauling freight.”

Siemens Starts eHighway Building

March 31, 2015 in Electric Drive, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Overhead Electrical Power to Slash Pollution Near the Ports

Siemens reports the start of construction on an “eHighway” project in Carson, Calif. serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The goal is for electric drive trucks to run (and in some cases charge) on grid power in the traffic- and population-dense harbor area, before splitting off to their destinations.

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